You might have pulled some crazy pranks on April Fool's Day, but we hope you've never pulled one that upset your parents as much as Connor McLaughlin's Easter surprise this year. Connor, 25, is currently travelling across Australia and his parents haven't seen him in months. This probably means that they're missing him and would like to see him again, a sentiment Connor grasped and ran with. He told them he was coming home as a last minute Easter surprise visit, tagging them publicly on Facebook in a light-hearted post and saying how excited he was to see everybody: "Finally touched down in the UK. Nice little Easter surprise for my mum and dad. Can’t wait to see everyone and sleep in a comfy bed for a couple off weeks before finally heading back. Typical for it to be raining in Manchester and I’ve only got shorts and t-shirts packed"
Connor even went to the trouble of posting a photo taken of a rainy plane window, tagging it with the words 'Manchester Airport' and fooling his friends and family. Apparently, he has previous for messing around like this because his parent were initially pretty sceptical. His mum and dad text him saying they didn't believe him, so he even sent photos of the arrivals area at Manchester Airport that he'd found on Google Images as proof. He spoke to UniLad about managing to fool them:
"All my mums’ friends commented on it saying how nice it is that I’m home. I left it another 40 minutes before uploading the beach photo. All my friends started sending me private messages laughing and saying they can’t believe they fell for it. My dad wrote on Facebook saying I had them fooled for a bit then he realised that I’m always doing stupid stuff like this and knew I was joking. My mum didn’t message me back for about 20 minutes. I wasn’t sure if she was to angry to message me back or in my room making sure it’s ready for my return. She found it funny in the end and said she had believed me for a bit until my dad figured it out. I think I’m disowned now."
Connor was quick to emphasise that he has a very good relationship with his parents, and they often joke around in a similar way so the prank was pretty well received: "Just for the record. My mum and Dad found it hilarious. Anyone that knows me personally knows my relationship with my mum and Dad is amazing. I’m actually surprised my dad didn’t do it to me instead. It’s 2018 you lot need to stop getting upset over things and lighten up." He admits he'd probably do the prank again, too, so hopefully the McLaughlin family will think twicebefore they trust Connor again.